Residentially, Lower Lawrenceville is a great mix of different types of spaces. You can find standalone, single-family homes, townhouses, and smaller apartment buildings. As this neighborhood becomes more popular, more living options become available.
Pittsburgh itself is a thriving city with several prominent universities and colleges, science, art and history museums, several successful professional sports teams, a popular arts and theater district, and a fun nightlife!
Lower Lawrenceville can be a pup and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, but it does pose a few challenges. First, all of this neighborhood has sidewalks, but many of them are not maintained very well, particularly in the residential areas. Many are cracked, uneven, and have plants poking through. However, many sidewalks are being redone as some buildings and businesses are quickly being renovated throughout this neighborhood.
Additionally, like most of Pittsburgh, Lower Lawrenceville has plenty of hills, both steep and rolling. Thankfully, much of Lawrenceville is on a gradual incline, but some streets do pose steeper and more difficult inclines.
The boundaries of Lower Lawrenceville include the Allegheny River to the north, 40th Street to the east, M.L.K. Jr. East Busway and railroad tracks to the south, and Herron Avenue and 33rd Street to the west. Penn and Liberty Avenues are two major roadways that run through this neighborhood and many of the local businesses can be found on these two streets.
Sullivan Field, the second largest greenway in the neighborhood, is a large baseball field frequently used by community kickball leagues. This may be a great place to visit during the day, but if you visit in the evening, make sure you're pup doesn't want to chase after the official game ball!
The other small parks in Lower Lawrenceville are Doughboy Park and Bloomfield Park. Finally, on the northern border of this neighborhood along the Allegheny River, you will find the Bernard Dog Run! This fenced-in, off-leash area is meant for your pup to socialize and enjoy a little extra freedom while out exercising.